Stories about Philippines from April, 2008
Philippines: Civilian supremacy in Cabinet
A Filipino lawmaker-blogger hopes that the next defense chief of the Philippines will still come from the civilian sector.
Southeast Asia: Rice and food price crisis
The Southeast Asian region, home to several emerging and developing economies, is also struggling to cope with the global food price crisis. Bloggers discuss the impact of the crisis in the region.
Mysterious death of a Filipino worker in Hong Kong
A death in Hong Kong is a blog set up by concerned Filipinos who are demanding a proper investigation to the mysterious death of a Filipina domestic helper in Hong Kong
Philippines: Blogging summit
iBlog4 or the 4th Philippine Blogging Summit is taking place today.
Philippines: Medical scandal
This Woman's Views is horrified that doctors in a Philippine hospital were caught laughing hysterically in an operating room while removing a can of cologne spray inside a patient’s bottom
Philippines: Bishop blogger sued
A hard-hitting Philippine Catholic Archbishop was sued for libel by allies of the government because of something he wrote in his blog a few years ago.
Philippines: Regulation of land conversion
Filipino blogger The Citizen on Mars suggests some kind of regulation or legislation to curtail or minimize the conversion of huge ricelands into malls or factories.
Philippines: Bomb blasts
The Mindanao Examiner reports that two bombs exploded in southern Philippines. There were no reports of casualties
Southeast Asia: Rising price of rice
Rice is the staple food in Southeast Asia and in many parts of the world. Many people in Southeast Asia are worried over reports that rice is getting more expensive and supplies are dwindling. Bloggers discuss the impact of the rice crisis in the region.
Philippines: Coping with night shift work
Filipino blogger MMMiii! shares tips on coping and staying healthy during night shift work.
Philippines: Politician's dilemma
Doralicious, a city councilor, is confused whether to publicly promote events through billboards. She said: “If I do not promote my events, people would say I am a useless councilor…But if I do promote my projects via tarpaulins, they then say that these are unnecessary expenses.”
Australian blogger now a celebrity in the Philippines
The blog of Australian Brian Gorrell is among the most popular blogs in the Philippines today. Even mainstream media is interested in Gorrell’s blog.
Palau President stranded at Philippine airport
Blogger preMEDitated is embarrassed and ashamed over the decision of an airline to frisk the Palau President in a Philippine airport